The Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center (Arsht Rock) aims to reach One Billion People with resilience solutions to climate change, migration, and human security challenges by 2030. We hope you’ll be part of this effort.
The Arsht-Rock is one of the newest centers at the Atlantic Council with a different model than your average Think Tank center. We are bringing solutions to vulnerable people, meeting them where they are, to improve their resilience to major disruptions caused by climate change. We focus our efforts on people, communities, governments, and institutions to help them better prepare for, navigate and recover from the multiple shocks and stresses people all over the world face every day.
We bring on the ground solutions for vulnerable people and communities – from macrolevel tools like global policy initiatives on extreme heat such as the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA), community level work such as our Community Resilience Pods in Miami and individual level resilience work on food security with kitchen garden kits in India, and our Humanitarian Service Points that support migrants on their journeys in Colombia, Guatemala and Athens in partnership with the International Federation of the Red Cross.
Launched in August of 2020, EHRA is comprised of over 40 global city leaders, elected officials, private sector executives, experts in public health, finance, humanitarian assistance, disaster management, climate science and risk, mass communications, insurance and public infrastructure dedicated to tackling the growing threat of extreme urban heat for vulnerable people worldwide. EHRA is supported by a renowned group of climatological, heat health and behavioral scientists that serve as an advisory panel.
Overview of the Role
We are seeking a seasoned, sophisticated project manager to serve as Deputy Director, Extreme Heat Program.
The Deputy Director will be responsible for the oversight of the program and financial reporting. The ideal Deputy Director is strategic, and results-oriented and will be responsible for managing key relationships within the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance (EHRA) and beyond. The Deputy Director will also work across the Atlantic Council with other Centers and Programs and with other Council senior staff, board members, donors, high-level officials, and corporate partners.
The Deputy Director will be responsible for the following:
- Strategic Planning
- Work closely with internal stakeholders (e.g., working group co-leads, leads of heat-related projects, Center leadership, development, etc.) to articulate an overarching strategy for EHRA and the Arsht Rock’s heat portfolio.
- Plan and execute Arsht-Rock Center and Science Panel activities to support EHRA’s workstreams and goals.
- Outreach and Engagement
- Coordinate with EHRA co-leads and members, science panel members, Arsht-Rock team members, and consultants to ensure progress on outlined workplans.
- Collaborate with external partners on key activities.
- Program Management
- Manage EHRA-related projects by planning, delegating, and executing tasks; managing employee time and capacity across EHRA-related workstreams.
- Coordinate across EHRA workstreams.
- Coordinate across Arsht Rock’s heat-related workstreams and project managers.
- Communications – Work closely with the communications team to plan a communications strategy for EHRA; create a timeline of key milestones; and amplify EHRA’s work to key audiences.
- Development – Work with the development team to target fundraising opportunities; and assist in outreach and engagement to funders.